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The Psychology Of Eco-Consumption., Mario F. Teisl, Caroline L. Noblet, Jonathan Rubin Dec 2009

The Psychology Of Eco-Consumption., Mario F. Teisl, Caroline L. Noblet, Jonathan Rubin

Publications

Information programs to promote cellulosic biofuels may not achieve their objectives unless consumers can be induced to care about the information presented to them. The social psychology literature highlights two commonly used models to link psychological variables to environmentally related behaviors: the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) and the Norm Activation Theory (NAT). Other studies have compared the strength of these models or have adapted these models by adding additional variables, but few have compared across the alternative variable combinations noted in the literature. That is, most studies have added one or two psychological variables to the NAT or TPB ...


Qualitative Spatial Reasoning With Holed Regions, Maria Vasardani Dec 2009

Qualitative Spatial Reasoning With Holed Regions, Maria Vasardani

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The intricacies of real-world and constructed spatial entities call for versatile spatial data types to model complex spatial objects, often characterized by the presence of holes. To date, however, relations of simple, hole-free regions have been the prevailing approaches for spatial qualitative reasoning. Even though such relations may be applied to holed regions, they do not take into consideration the consequences of the existence of the holes, limiting the ability to query and compare more complex spatial configurations. To overcome such limitations, this thesis develops a formal framework for spatial reasoning with topological relations over two-dimensional holed regions, called the ...


A Functionalist Perspective On Social Anxiety And Avoidant Personality Disorder, Peter J. Lafreniere Nov 2009

A Functionalist Perspective On Social Anxiety And Avoidant Personality Disorder, Peter J. Lafreniere

Psychology Faculty Scholarship

A developmental-evolutionary perspective is used to synthesize basic research from the neurosciences, ethology, genetics, and developmental psychology into a unified framework for understanding the nature and origins of social anxiety and avoidant personality disorder. Evidence is presented that social anxiety disorder (social phobia) and avoidant personality disorder may be alternate conceptualizations of the same disorder because they have virtually the same symptoms and genetic basis, and respond to the same pharmacologic and psychotherapeutic interventions. A functionalist perspective on social anxiety is formulated to (a) explain the origins of normative states of anxiety, (b) outline developmental pathways in the transition from ...


Bibliography Of Works By, In Honor Of, And About John Victor Murra, David Block, Monica Barnes Nov 2009

Bibliography Of Works By, In Honor Of, And About John Victor Murra, David Block, Monica Barnes

Andean Past

No abstract provided.


More Than Meets The Eye: A Study Of Two Nasca Motifs, Ana Nieves Nov 2009

More Than Meets The Eye: A Study Of Two Nasca Motifs, Ana Nieves

Andean Past

No abstract provided.


Introduction To "Experiences With The Instiute Of Andean Research: 1941-42 And 1946" By Gordon R. Willey, Richard E. Daggett Nov 2009

Introduction To "Experiences With The Instiute Of Andean Research: 1941-42 And 1946" By Gordon R. Willey, Richard E. Daggett

Andean Past

No abstract provided.


John Victor Murra (August 24, 1916 - October 16, 2006): An Interpretative Biography, Monica Barnes Nov 2009

John Victor Murra (August 24, 1916 - October 16, 2006): An Interpretative Biography, Monica Barnes

Andean Past

No abstract provided.


John Victor Murra: A Mentor To Women, Heather Lechtman, Freda Yancy Wolf De Romero, Patricia Netherly, Ana Marit Lorandi, Victoria Castro, Rolena Adorno, Inge Maria Harman, Silvia Raquel Palomeque Nov 2009

John Victor Murra: A Mentor To Women, Heather Lechtman, Freda Yancy Wolf De Romero, Patricia Netherly, Ana Marit Lorandi, Victoria Castro, Rolena Adorno, Inge Maria Harman, Silvia Raquel Palomeque

Andean Past

No abstract provided.


Costanza Di Capua Di Capua (December 17, 1912 - May 5, 2008), Karen Olsen Bruhns Nov 2009

Costanza Di Capua Di Capua (December 17, 1912 - May 5, 2008), Karen Olsen Bruhns

Andean Past

No abstract provided.


Reconstruction Of The Burial Offering At Punkuri In The Nepena Valley Of Peru's North-Central Coast, Victor Falcon Huayta Nov 2009

Reconstruction Of The Burial Offering At Punkuri In The Nepena Valley Of Peru's North-Central Coast, Victor Falcon Huayta

Andean Past

No abstract provided.


An Analysis Of The Isabelita Rock Engraving And Its Archaeological Context, Callejon De Huaylas, Peru, Victor Ponte Nov 2009

An Analysis Of The Isabelita Rock Engraving And Its Archaeological Context, Callejon De Huaylas, Peru, Victor Ponte

Andean Past

No abstract provided.


Strange Harvest: A Discussion Of Sacrifice And Missing Body Parts On The North Coast Of Peru, Catherine Gaither, Jonathan Bethard, Jonathan D. Kent, Victor Vasquez Sancbez, Teresa Rosales Tham, Richard Busch Nov 2009

Strange Harvest: A Discussion Of Sacrifice And Missing Body Parts On The North Coast Of Peru, Catherine Gaither, Jonathan Bethard, Jonathan D. Kent, Victor Vasquez Sancbez, Teresa Rosales Tham, Richard Busch

Andean Past

No abstract provided.


A Design Analysis Of Moche Fineline Sherds From The Archaeological Site Of Galindo, Moche Valley, Peru, Gregory D. Lockard Nov 2009

A Design Analysis Of Moche Fineline Sherds From The Archaeological Site Of Galindo, Moche Valley, Peru, Gregory D. Lockard

Andean Past

No abstract provided.


Early Cotton Network Knotted In Colored Patterns, Grace Katterman Nov 2009

Early Cotton Network Knotted In Colored Patterns, Grace Katterman

Andean Past

No abstract provided.


Climate, Agricultural Strategies, And Sustainability In The Precolumbian Andes, Charles Ortloff, Michael E. Moseley Nov 2009

Climate, Agricultural Strategies, And Sustainability In The Precolumbian Andes, Charles Ortloff, Michael E. Moseley

Andean Past

No abstract provided.


Current Research In Andean Archaeology, Andean Past 9, Juan B. Leoni, Carolina Aguero, Mauricio Uribe, Carlos Carrasco, Leonor Adan, Cora Moragas, Flora Viches, Matthias Strecker, Freddy Taboada, Claudia Rivera, Sergio Calla, Patricia Alvarez, Robert Mark, Ian Wainwright, Mati Raudsepp, Matthew P. Sayre, Natali Luisa Lopez Aldave, J. Lee Hollowell Nov 2009

Current Research In Andean Archaeology, Andean Past 9, Juan B. Leoni, Carolina Aguero, Mauricio Uribe, Carlos Carrasco, Leonor Adan, Cora Moragas, Flora Viches, Matthias Strecker, Freddy Taboada, Claudia Rivera, Sergio Calla, Patricia Alvarez, Robert Mark, Ian Wainwright, Mati Raudsepp, Matthew P. Sayre, Natali Luisa Lopez Aldave, J. Lee Hollowell

Andean Past

No abstract provided.


Land Use Ordinance Chapter 140 From The Code Of The Town Of Windham, Windham (Me.) Oct 2009

Land Use Ordinance Chapter 140 From The Code Of The Town Of Windham, Windham (Me.)

Maine Town Documents

No abstract provided.


Preliminary Shoreland Zoning Map Town Of Waite, Washington County, Maine, University Of Maine At Machias, Geographic Information Systems Laboratory & Service Center, Washington County Council Of Governments, Maine State Planning Office Oct 2009

Preliminary Shoreland Zoning Map Town Of Waite, Washington County, Maine, University Of Maine At Machias, Geographic Information Systems Laboratory & Service Center, Washington County Council Of Governments, Maine State Planning Office

Maine Town Documents

No abstract provided.


A Swot Analysis For Social Media In Libraries, Joe Fernandez Sep 2009

A Swot Analysis For Social Media In Libraries, Joe Fernandez

Library Staff Publications

Using SWOT analysis, this article discusses the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) of social media used by librarians to connect with their information seekers.


Specifying And Detecting Topological Changes To An Areal Object, Jixiang Jiang Aug 2009

Specifying And Detecting Topological Changes To An Areal Object, Jixiang Jiang

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Support Vector Methods For Higher-Level Event Extraction In Point Data, Jon Devine Aug 2009

Support Vector Methods For Higher-Level Event Extraction In Point Data, Jon Devine

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Phenomena occur both in space and time. Correspondingly, ability to model spatiotemporal behavior translates into ability to model phenomena as they occur in reality. Given the complexity inherent when integrating spatial and temporal dimensions, however, the establishment of computational methods for spatiotemporal analysis has proven relatively elusive. Nonetheless, one method, the spatiotemporal helix, has emerged from the field of video processing. Designed to efficiently summarize and query the deformation and movement of spatiotemporal events, the spatiotemporal helix has been demonstrated as capable of describing and differentiating the evolution of hurricanes from sequences of images. Being derived from image data, the ...


Town Of Windsor Shoreland Zoning Map, Windsor (Me.)., Maine Office Of Gis, Kennebec Valley Council Of Governments Jul 2009

Town Of Windsor Shoreland Zoning Map, Windsor (Me.)., Maine Office Of Gis, Kennebec Valley Council Of Governments

Maine Town Documents

No abstract provided.


Shoreland Zoning Chapter 199 From The Code Of The Town Of Windham, Windham (Me.). Municipal Officers Jul 2009

Shoreland Zoning Chapter 199 From The Code Of The Town Of Windham, Windham (Me.). Municipal Officers

Maine Town Documents

No abstract provided.


Silverwire Newsletter, Lenard W. Kaye Jul 2009

Silverwire Newsletter, Lenard W. Kaye

Maine Center on Aging Education and Training

The Silverwire Newsletter is a triannual publication that highlights the work of the UMaine Center on Aging. The topics covered in this edition of the Silverwire Newsletter include the announcement of a grant to create the Maine Senior Environmental Leadership Corps and ongoing research around aging and memory.


A Comparative Study Of African American Representations In Film From Original To Remake As Influenced By The Civil Rights Movement, Erica F. Berry May 2009

A Comparative Study Of African American Representations In Film From Original To Remake As Influenced By The Civil Rights Movement, Erica F. Berry

Honors College

Racial stereotypes in American films have reflected our society’s dominant ideologies and have influenced our belief systems since the film industry began. As social constructs shift and cultural norms change, so do the representations present in cinematic productions. This study is looking closely at the African American Civil Rights movement in the United States and how, and if, it correlates with changing representations and stereotypes of African Americans in film from the late 1960s to today. I begin by recognizing traditional representations of African Americans and identifying their use in two films in particular, Guess Who’s Coming to ...


Development Of Theory Of Mind From Ages Four To Eight, Rachelle Smith May 2009

Development Of Theory Of Mind From Ages Four To Eight, Rachelle Smith

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The study comprised two experiments that engaged one hundred eighteen children, divided into three age groups (4-, 6-, & 8-year-olds) in competitive games with an adult designed to explore advances in children’s theory of mind (TOM) beyond false-belief mastery. The game paradigms were designed so that children with an understanding of RAI (the understanding that a social partner may be observing one’s behavior to gain insight into one’s intentions and that one can observe the partner’s behavior to gain similar insight – a proposed later development of TOM) would be more effective competitors than children who lacked such ...


An Embedding Graph For 9-Intersection Topological Spatial Relations, Matthew P. Dube May 2009

An Embedding Graph For 9-Intersection Topological Spatial Relations, Matthew P. Dube

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

In the practice of mapmaking, it is commonplace to represent many spatial phenomena as if they were in a different dimension than they truly are. In this context, it is extremely important to understand the total set of relationships available in a two-dimensional setting. Currently, there exist many sets of relations in two dimensions that have been modeled by the 9-intersection matrix. Many of these sets of relations have defined conceptual neighborhood graphs that show the inherent topological similarities between different types of configurations. Many of these sets of relations, however, do not have established conceptual neighborhood graphs. Furthermore, a ...


Towards Spatial Queries Over Phenomena In Sensor Networks, Guang Jin May 2009

Towards Spatial Queries Over Phenomena In Sensor Networks, Guang Jin

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Today, technology developments enable inexpensive production and deployment of tiny sensing and computing nodes. Networked through wireless radio, such senor nodes form a new platform, wireless sensor networks, which provide novel ability to monitor spatiotemporally continuous phenomena. By treating a wireless sensor network as a database system, users can pose SQL-based queries over phenomena without needing to program detailed sensor node operations. DBMS-internally, intelligent and energyefficient data collection and processing algorithms have to be implemented to support spatial query processing over sensor networks. This dissertation proposes spatial query support for two views of continuous phenomena: field-based and object-based. A field-based ...


Juan (Hans) Santiago Rene Schobinger (February 18, 1928 - July 11, 2009, Constanza Ceruti Apr 2009

Juan (Hans) Santiago Rene Schobinger (February 18, 1928 - July 11, 2009, Constanza Ceruti

Andean Past

No abstract provided.


A Bioarchaeological Study Of Coca Use And Coca Leaf Chewing At Puruchuco-Huaquerones, Peru, Melissa S. Murphy, Maria Fernanda Boza Apr 2009

A Bioarchaeological Study Of Coca Use And Coca Leaf Chewing At Puruchuco-Huaquerones, Peru, Melissa S. Murphy, Maria Fernanda Boza

Andean Past

No abstract provided.